Late Night TV Ratings For November 26-November 30, 2012

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December 6th, 2012

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Via NBC's Press Release

 

NBC'S 'Tonight Show' AND 'LATE NIGHT' SCORE #1 FINISHES FOR THE WEEK OF NOV. 26-30
JAY LENO GENERATES HIS BIGGEST OVERALL VIEWERSHIP IN FIVE WEEKS

IN REBROADCAST, JIMMY FALLON OUT-DELIVERS 'LATE Late Show' ORIGINALS IN 18-49 AND TOTAL VIEWERS

SEASON TO DATE, JAY HAS INCREASED HIS YEAR-AGO MARGINS OVER 'Late Show' IN 18-34, 18-49, 25-54 AND TOTAL VIEWERS AND JIMMY HAS EXTENDED HIS LEADS OVER 'LATE Late Show' IN 18-49 AND 18-34

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – December 6, 2012 – NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" have generated #1 results for the late-night week of November 26-30, with Jay delivering bigger 18-49 and total-viewer audiences than CBS's encore telecasts of "Late Show with David Letterman" and ABC's combination of "Nightline" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in the hour, while "Late Night" rebroadcasts topped originals of CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in 18-49 and total viewers. Note that "Kimmel" was in rebroadcast on Thursday and Friday.

Jay delivered a five-week high in total viewers, with his 3.6 million being "Tonight's" top average since the week of October 22-26 (3.7 million).

Season to date for the 2012-13 season, "Tonight" has stretched its leads versus one year ago over CBS's "Late Show" in viewers 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 plus total viewers. In viewers 18-49, "Tonight" has established a margin over "Late Show" of 11 percent (1.026 million vs. 924,000), eliminating last year's "Late Show" advantage of 3 percent. Jay has also generated a 25-54 advantage this season of 9 percent (1.313 million vs. 1.206 million) after trailing by 1 percent at this point last year, stretched his 18-34 lead to 18 percent (347,000 vs. 295,000), up from last year’s 10 percent, and increased his total-viewer margin to 12 percent (3.456 million vs. 3.085 million), up from last year's 11 percent.

Jimmy Fallon has established a 15 percent lead over "Late Late Show" this season in viewers 18-49 (664,000 vs. 579,000), up from 10 percent at this point last season, and in viewers 18-34, Jimmy's lead over "Late Late Show" this season is 42 percent (286,000 vs. 201,000), up from a 38 percent margin at this point last season.

WEEKLY AVERAGES

(According to in-home viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research for the week of November 26-30. Ratings reflect “live plus same day” data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date figures are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”)

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET

NBC “Tonight,” 0.8 rating, 3 share

CBS “Late Show,” 0.7/3 (in encore telecasts)

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 0.9/3

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.5/2*

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET

NBC “Late Night,” 0.5/3 (in encore telecasts)

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.4/2

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET

NBC “Last Call,” 0.3/2 (in encore telecasts)

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET

NBC “Tonight,” 3.6 million viewers

CBS “Late Show,” 2.9 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 4.3 million viewers

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 2.1 million viewers*

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET

NBC “Late Night,” 1.6 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.5 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET

NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers (in encore telecasts)

*Thursday and Friday’s “Kimmel” were encores.

SEASON TO DATE

ADULTS 18-49

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET

NBC “Tonight,” 0.8 rating, 3 share

CBS “Late Show,” 0.7/3

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 0.8/3

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 0.5/3

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET

NBC “Late Night,” 0.5/3

CBS “Late Late Show,” 0.5/3

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET

NBC “Last Call,” 0.3/2

TOTAL VIEWERS

11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. ET

NBC “Tonight,” 3.5 million viewers

CBS “Late Show,” 3.1 million viewers

11:35 p.m.-12 midnight ET

ABC “Nightline,” 3.9 million viewers

12 midnight-1 a.m. ET

ABC “Kimmel,” 1.9 million viewers

12:35-1:35 a.m. ET

NBC “Late Night,” 1.7 million viewers

CBS “Late Late Show,” 1.5 million viewers

1:35-2:05 a.m. ET

NBC “Last Call,” 0.9 million viewers

SELECTED CABLE RESULTS, WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26-30

NATIONAL ADULT 18-49 RATING

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. ET, “The Daily Show,” 0.8

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 0.6

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.5

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 0.9

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 0.7

Each adult 18-49 rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

TOTAL VIEWERS

Comedy Central, 11-11:30 p.m. “The Daily Show,” 1.9 million

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m.-midnight ET, “The Colbert Report,” 1.5 million

TBS, 11 p.m.-midnight, “Conan,” 0.9 million

Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET, 2.0 million

Adult Swim, 12:30-1:30 a.m. ET, 1.4 million

 

 

 

 

 
  • Brad

    In a report the Late Show makes more money for CBS then The CW does.

  • Brad

    Also remember who’s shows cost more to produce. Letterman and Ferguson cost a lot less then Leno and Fallon.

    Did anybody catch Ferguson last night? Wow what a show! At the end he performed with his hand of the week Richie Simmons. Must watch! I think it’s going to go viral.

  • Monikka

    I think you mean “Richie Sambora” but he was a little before your time.

    One thing that’s never mentioned here is that women find Craig Ferguson very sexy. (Hard to believe, especially to Brad ;-) who keeps reminding us that he’s 50.) I wonder if his sex-appeal factored into the the Will Ferguson Replace Letterman? discussion at CBS. I say “factored” because I really believe it’s a done deal.

  • Gary Middleton

    It’s very important, Monikka, because under-40 males are increasingly being written off as a plausible demo for late night talk. For guys, these shows generally can’t compete with internet gambling and porn. But women are still in play.

  • Diana Santiago

    FINALLY! Someone mentioned the S word! Thanks Monikka!

    In Tumblr you’ll find the female fandoms of the late night hosts. Ferguson, Stewart, Colbert, Fallon and Conan have a strong female following. Clearly Craig knows that and exploits it (and it works…)

  • Diana Santiago

    Have you seen this, Monikka?

  • Gary Middleton

    “Ferguson, Stewart, Colbert, Fallon and Conan have a strong female following.”

    Maybe ABC didn’t think this through.

  • Brad

    No no. Girls love Kimmel too. He does well in that demo. Better than Leno or Letterman I was told. I know a few girls who swear by Kimmel. He’s tall, dark, and handsome.

    I believe I was the first to break news that Ferguson lead the polls in most attractive late night hosts, betting out “pretty boy” Jimmy Fallon. Personally, I think Ferguson is very handsome, seductive, and sexy. I actually have my hair in a similar style to his and Fallon’s. I mention his age of 50 all the time because you have to think if that’s what you want in a host. An older host being replaced by a slightly younger host? It’s not the worst idea, it just means it will be short term.

  • Monikka

    Only four women have EVER found Kimmel attractive. His mother, his ex-wife, Sarah Silverman and the Jimmy Kimmel Live writer he’s dating now. He’s not tall, he’s not handsome (that hideous smirk! the squinty eyes!) and he wears a bad toupee. Ugh, objectively ugh.

    Speaking of Kimmel dating the head writer from his show, why doesn’t Kimmel get the bad press Letterman got for dating Stephanie, one of his staffers? I think it’s because Letterman has become a whipping boy for the far right and they keep saying his dating her was scandalous, though I can’t see how–consenting single adults and all that.

    Diana, cute video but, let’s be honest, only Ferguson gives women Fergasms. (Yes, gentlemen, that’s a real thing. Google it or simple read the comments under the Ferguson/Sambora video.)

  • Brad

    Letterman was married and cheated on his wife who he had a kid with. Kimmel had a girlfriend where he slowly transitioned into having a relationship with one of the writers. I think that alone is a big difference. But to further the point, Kimmel is now marrying the girl he had an affair with and Letterman is with his wife but possibly getting it on with another staffer.

    I feel stupid. I know Richie Sambora. He’s the guitarist of Bon Jovi. And an underrated guitarist and singer at that. Glad he’s doing some things on his own while Jon Bon Jovi is at home with his kids.

    Loved that dancing video!

  • Brad

    And on the second day, there was more dancing.

  • Brad

    And if that wasn’t enough, there’s The Story Behind Secretariat. A 23-minute video. Enjoy!

  • Douglas in TN

    ” Letterman is with his wife but possibly getting it on with another staffer.”

    Citation please? Way beyond hearsay. Letterman was burned in 2009. He’s way too smart to get scorched again, although it’s still fuzzy as to whether the relationship continued after he married Regina.

  • Gary Middleton

    “Letterman was married and cheated on his wife who he had a kid with. Kimmel had a girlfriend where he slowly transitioned into having a relationship with one of the writers. I think that alone is a big difference. But to further the point, Kimmel is now marrying the girl he had an affair with and Letterman is with his wife but possibly getting it on with another staffer.”

    All very true, Brad. An inter-office relationship in and of itself is not a scandal in this country most of the time. Would add that Dave’s relationship was with a woman he flirted with *on the air* for several years, while waxing about his home life *on the air*, so that made it this weirdly public thing. The blow to Dave’s franchise wasn’t a moral judgment, imo, but rather a “he’s not the guy we thought he was” and “his flirting and mannerisms have a slightly different meaning now” thing.

    It would be like if Jimmy Kimmel had to confess on the air that he had done horrible things to Uncle Frank over a long period of time with the brutally cruel assistance of Guillermo.

    Having said that, I don’t think Dave got that much bad press at all. I think they mostly reported the story as Dave told it and then quickly moved on. Media has always loved Dave.

    Having said that, I don’t think the press

  • Douglas in TN

    No, Letterman did get pounded in the press quite a bit, for a good while, but two things ended up playing into it:

    *He got out in front of the story and was completely upfront about it. He ended up owning the story, instead of letting the press coverage own him.

    *It was clear to everybody that as repulsive as the affair may have been, even though Letterman never set himself up as a moral leader, the extortion plot, for while the dude was convicted, was even more repulsive…and a crime. Letterman, correctly, was not going to cater to that maniac’s blackmail demands.

    And, possibly a third thing…Leno’s 10PM was starting to go down in flames royally, and Conan’s ratings were slipping. That became a bigger story and would only grow into 2010.

  • Gary Middleton

    Douglas, nobody needs a citation for “possibly”. If a guy had 3 decades of office relationships with younger women, then it’s just bizarre to think it isn’t possible that he’s having one now.

    The reason it interests me isn’t from an accusatory standpoint, it doesn’t matter if he’s really doing it or not. It’s because the perception affects most of his go-to comedic moves.

    And also, as you know, I think it’s a need that makes it harder for him to retire. Seems to me Dave obviously likes to be with much younger women, and he is only comfortable finding them in subordinate positions in the workplace. Give up the workplace, and he’s waving a huge white towel on his sex life.

  • Douglas in TN

    An utter load of crap.

    If there’s a reason, beyond money, that Letterman doesn’t want to retire, it’s that craving, like Leno’s, that he likes telling jokes at 11:30, and that he likes the spotlight.

  • Brad

    “his flirting and mannerisms have a slightly different meaning now”

    That’s what I thought when that leaked.

    I thought the affair boosted Letterman’s ratings. It brought attention to the show and I thought that and his Plain rivalry set him on fire when he was going up against Conan. Now its back to plain Dave.

    No, I shouldn’t need citation. I personally believe Letterman has cooled his jet and really became committed to Regina when he married her, but the saying “once a cheater, always a cheater” would be my citation along with Letterman’s history as Gary pointed out.

  • Douglas in TN

    Letterman’s ratings went up, probably as a result in Conan’s drop. In addition, remember, he was doing verbal battle with the hapless Sarah Palin, and many of us tuned in to see how he was going to slap her down again.

    I do think that when somebody writes “probably”, inferring something else is going on, one should cite, otherwise, even though it’s a seldom read tv comment board, it becomes borderline libelous.

    One thing for sure…almost every host on the air in 2009 changed a bit. You might interpret Letterman’s mannerisms differently. It’s hard to watch Jay Leno now with anybody, especially Fallon, who he may see as a rival, knowing (despite what Mario/ aka Neal say) NBC is increasingly ready to make changes. Conan still often seems shell-shocked. Only, I think, Kimmel came out ahead, showing the rocks to take on Leno and his duplicity…helping get the 11:30 spot he moves into next month. (One I think will be short lived.)

  • Gary Middleton

    “the saying “once a cheater, always a cheater” would be my citation”

    lol :) FWIW, my own take is not so tough because truthfully we have no idea what his arrangement is with Regina. So I bring no judgment to it.

    But for anyone to suggest that sex as a major motivating factor for human males is a “load of crap” is kind of strange.

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